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Old 06-01-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Monkey Island is Back

Rejoice my brothers, LucasArts has not forsaken us!

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif– June 1, 2009– LucasArts today announced that the original hilarious pirate adventure is back, with two new projects underway based on the classic Monkey Island franchise. Beginning in just a few short weeks, Telltale will premiere the Tales of Monkey Island™ game series, delivering a completely new epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that will unfold across five monthly episodes on PC and WiiWare™. The Monkey Island celebration continues later in the summer when LucasArts publishes The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first game in the series that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be made available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.
http://www.mcvuk.com/press-releases/...-Monkey-Island
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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Erection.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
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but telltale games also is going to release tales of monkey island (monkey island 5) and the lonely problem that its 3d >.<, well i hope it will be point & click tho
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:18 PM   #6
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but telltale games also is going to release tales of monkey island (monkey island 5) and the lonely problem that its 3d >.<, well i hope it will be point & click tho
I would expect it to play just the same as Telltale's other 3D adventure games like Sam and Max.

This almost makes up for all the wrongs LucasArts has done to us the past few years...But right now I could not be happier with them.


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Old 06-01-2009, 04:51 PM   #7
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Wow... turns out LucasArts actually do listen to the fans every once in a while... who the hell knew?

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:06 PM   #8
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After this, we'll get another dozen games we don't really want. But hey, what the heck. MI's back.


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Old 06-01-2009, 05:57 PM   #9
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This is the best news for the adventure gaming industry for a long long time!

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Old 06-01-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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dammit the 3d graphics is pissing me off, if you combine it with Book of unwritten tales .it's junk and if they cant make like it they could make it 2d
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #11
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:44 PM   #12
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If this takes off, then ports of Full Throttle, and MI2, etc. are not out of the question.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:49 PM   #13
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Yeah, makes me wonder if LucasArts plans on doing this for MI2 as well. It is certainly welcomed.


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Old 06-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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Ports? We're talking about a brand new Monkey Island game now. Not the Xbox port of the classic "Secret of Monkey Island" which is also being developed.

Confusing times, but good times!


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Old 06-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #15
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Now this place should start to liven up.


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Old 06-01-2009, 08:03 PM   #16
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I registered here 9 years ago during the hype for Monkey Island 4. It's amazing to think it took 9 years for anything new since then. But here it is. I'm psyched. This news has made my day.


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Old 06-01-2009, 08:13 PM   #17
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #18
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A theme orgy? Then dibs LeChuck. With a ghost pirate beard full of dildos.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:38 AM   #19
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I'd be Murray, but considering it's an orgy, I know that being only a head is pretty limiting.

I'm also very aware that this forum is largely dude-centric.

I'm also fully aware that as a mod, these are the types of discussions I should nip in the bud fairly early on, but this is the MI boards and dammit, we like it this way!

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:02 AM   #20
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Well, at last we must thank to George that he hear all those fans who wanted a New Monkey Island game (like me)...I´m so impresed and i´m just waiting for the game very very nervous
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:15 PM   #21
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I was going to mention that this is a man-board. However, craigslist prostitutes are not out of the question. However, we may need body condoms.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:33 PM   #22
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I hope this "remake" allow the new generations to enjoy MI the same way we did in the nineties.

I'm praying for a Mac version.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #23
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:27 PM   #24
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:28 PM   #25
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:48 PM   #26
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If this board didn't have stupid spam-filters and minimum letter limitations, that would have been cooler.

Anyway, the other TellTale games were really good (ive only played some of the sam & max ones... but they were good, so yeah), so I'm looking forward to this. Is dominic sillyforeignname back?

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Old 06-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #27
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #28
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:37 PM   #29
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Huzzah for a trailer.

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Old 06-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #30
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so, my rumourthread is finally confirmed.
hallelulejah. and so on.


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Old 06-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #31
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Well, at last we must thank to George that he hear all those fans who wanted a New Monkey Island game (like me)...
Sorry to disappoint you, but it wasen't because of that. It was becasue the once so popular adventure gaming genre got popular again = good sales = loads of money for the gaming companies (Telltale with Sam and Max and Wallace and Gromit and Bone, Revolution/Ubi-Soft with the Broken Sword directors cut for Wii/Nintendo DS, Capcom with their Nintendo DS adventure games etc).

It's pure and only a question about money, I would bet all my dimes on that. If these two games (Secret of MI re-make and Tales of MI) make bad sales = loss of money for the gaming companies, in this case Lucasarts/Telltale, we wont see more Monkey Island games until theres money (loads of them) to earn...

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Old 06-02-2009, 07:12 PM   #32
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the curse of monkey island had the best graphics for adventure games ever, its graphics got a smell of the amazing relaxing adventure.and while you’re setting on an arm chair playing pure comic cartoon adventure, with relaxing music. thinking. and while the air conditioner is giving you fresh cool air, aah nice feeling. same as toonstruck really both of these games got the best graphics ever for adventure games.
2d ftw
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:38 PM   #33
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After all these years..
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:43 PM   #34
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I'm hyperventilating from excitement right now. Calm down liverandbacon... you're not sure whether it'll be good... OHMYGOD monkey island is back! Yeah, I didn't succeed in calming down.


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Old 06-02-2009, 11:30 PM   #35
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HEY GUYS, IT'S BA--- oh, you already know.

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:46 AM   #36
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Its not Guybrush anymore....its different guy with different look. He also shouldnt look that old, he doesnt look like the original one at all. I also hate 3D backgrounds, which are very low poly and reminds Monkey Island 4. But its still better looking than Lucasarts version of MI 1-special edition, which is terrible totally. Sorry guys, but remakes supposed to look better, NOT WORSE. Whole remake is one big ART fail!

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Old 06-03-2009, 01:39 AM   #37
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It's pure and only a question about money, I would bet all my dimes on that. If these two games (Secret of MI re-make and Tales of MI) make bad sales = loss of money for the gaming companies, in this case Lucasarts/Telltale, we wont see more Monkey Island games until theres money (loads of them) to earn...
P.S. I don't care how pure the motives are, just happy that they are suddenly bombarding us with new. If TellTale and LucasArts make lots of money off of MI and it works out, then good for them for choosing such pinnacles of awesomeness to take a chance on. :-) MI hasn't exactly been all over the place in the last few years, so the fact that they chose it to resurrect says that they ARE listening to us, at least a little bit. Or they just have the same soft spots.


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Old 06-03-2009, 07:34 AM   #38
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MI hasn't exactly been all over the place in the last few years, so the fact that they chose it to resurrect says that they ARE listening to us, at least a little bit. Or they just have the same soft spots.
Ok, I'm not gonna start arguing about this and go off topic. Just realize that they are doing this becasue there are money a loads of money in this. Suddenly, the adventure gaming genre has become popular again = people outside the community who wanted a MI 5 and a Broken Sword 5 have started to feel the interest in the genre = more money for the developers but of course mostly the publishers.

But anyhow, it's great that Monkey Island is back!

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Suddenly, the adventure gaming genre has become popular again
Woah wait wait wait when did this happen


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Old 06-03-2009, 10:09 AM   #40
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Why shall I be happy, when it looks like crap?? ... I am not! George Lucas kicked 200 people out of his company, because of economy trouble (excuses). So now, he doesnt have any talented people to make a games. And why they made the switch mode between original game and new remake? It supposed to be remake, but now it doesnt make sense. They dont know at all what they are doing!


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